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article imageFiesta Bowl might get BCS boot

By Michael Bearak     Mar 30, 2011 in Sports
Amidst recent revelations of inappropriate behavior by former Fiesta Bowl president and CEO Jim Junker, the BCS might be in a position to break ties with the bowl.
The Fiesta Bowl and Bowl Championship Series have three more years remaining on their contract, but this week it an internal audit was revealed where the president and CEO of the Fiesta Bowl, Jim Junker, had spent money inappropriately. Beyond that the audit found that there were acts of excessive compensation as well as inappropriate gifts and expenditures by Junker. That led to the firing of the long time CEO and president.
Now ESPN is reporting that the executive director of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) has come out to say that he believes that the BCS can break their ties with the Fiesta Bowl, prior to the end of their contract.
It has been reported by Doug Gottlieb of ESPN that it is more than possible for the Cotton Bowl to step up and fill that spot. Recently the Cotton Bowl and Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones have been talking to merge the bowl with his new Cowboy Stadium venue.
ESPN quoted Bill Hancock as saying the BCS, "will not be associated with this kind of behavior."
It was further revealed that the BCS has set-up a task force to see if the leaders of college football wish to continue doing business with the Fiesta Bowl or not. The results of this task force could go a long way in determining the future connection between the BCS and the Fiesta Bowl.
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